Provide as rich a variety of plantings - trees, shrubs, groundcover, and grass areas - as possible. Anticipate mature sizes and avoid crowding trees, shrubs and buildings. Use hardy, native species of trees and plants that are well suited to the project location and are easy to water and maintain.

A variety of shrubs and flowering trees give the courtyard of this Livermore, California project seasonal color, shade and visual privacy. 
(Stoney Creek Apartments)

The trees planted along the sidewalk of this Richmond, Virginia project provide a nice balance to the houses and the shrubs in front of them. Note that the trees have been placed far enough apart so that they will not crowd each other once mature. 
(Randolph Neighborhood)

The tree and shrub species chosen for these three developments are very different, yet they all respond successfully to their particular climates: Washington, Hawaii and Arizona. 
(Lake Park TownhomesLa'ilani at Kealakehe,ViviendasAsistenciales)

Good sized trees provide shade and a central focus to the courtyard of this Philadelphia townhouse project. 
(University City Family Housing)

This rural Louisiana townhouse project designs the building into the landscape, preserving large existing trees which help shade the project and make it look as if "it's always been there." 
(Mer Rouge Villas)